G2 obliterate MAD Lions with 3-0 victory: LEC 2023 Winter results, schedule & recap
After an impressive climb all the way to Finals, MAD Lions were felled in dominant 3-0 fashion by G2’s roster for what was the organization’s tenth domestic title. Here are the full results, schedule, and a recap.
The League of Legends European Championship has been revamped for the 2023 season and now has a new, three-split format, with match days on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. G2 claimed the very first title in this format, taking the finals win against MAD Lions in a one-sided 3-0 set.
The winner of each split will earn a spot in the LEC Finals along with 120 points toward qualification for Worlds 2023. That means that G2 is locked in for the LEC Finals regardless of how they perform in Spring and Summer.
Below you can find all you need to know about the LEC Winter Split 2023.
LEC Winter 2023: Stream
LEC Winter 2023 was streamed live on Twitch on the official LEC channel. The stream is embedded below.
Miss the games? Catch up with VODs on the LoL Esports channel.
LEC Winter 2023: Format and schedule
Under the LEC’s new format, the ten teams faced each other during a three-week span in a single round-robin stage. The top eight teams advanced to stage 2, a double-elimination group stage with two groups of four teams.
The group winners and runners-up from stage 2 then progressed to the playoffs, also featuring a double-elimination bracket.
Playoffs (February 20– February 26)
Day 1: February 20
|UB Final||KOI 1-3 G2||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
Day 2: February 24
|LB Round 1||MAD Lions 3-2 SK||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
Day 3: February 25
|LB Final||KOI 1-3 MAD||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
Day 4: February 26
|Final||G2 3-0 MAD||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
Group Stage (February 11– February 19)
Day 1: February 11
|Upper Round 1||Vitality 2-1 Heretics||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Upper Round 1||SK 0-2 KOI||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
Day 2: February 12
|Upper Round 1||Astralis 1-2 MAD Lions||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Upper Round 1||G2 2-1 BDS||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
Day 3: February 13
|Upper Round 2||Vitality 0-2 KOI||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Upper Round 2||G2 Esports 2-0 MAD Lions||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
Day 4: February 18
|Lower Round 1||Heretics 0-2 SK||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Lower Round 1||Astralis 2-1 BDS||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
Day 5: February 19
|Lower Round 2||Vitality 0-2 SK||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Lower Round 2||MAD Lions 2-0 Astralis||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
Regular Season (January 21 — February 6)
Week 1 (January 21-23)
|January 21||G2 Esports 1-0 EXCEL||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|KOI 1-0 BDS||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|Astralis 0-1 Heretics||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|SK Gaming 0-1 MAD Lions||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|Fnatic 0-1 Vitality||1PM||4PM||9PM|
|January 22||SK Gaming 0-1 BDS||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|Astralis 0-1 MAD Lions||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Vitality 1-0 Heretics||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|EXCEL 0-1 KOI||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 Fnatic||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|January 23||SK Gaming 1-0 Heretics||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|EXCEL 1-0 BDS||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 Astralis||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|Fnatic 1-0 KOI||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|MAD Lions 0-1 Vitality||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Week 2 (January 28-30)
|January 28||Astralis 0-1 Vitality||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Fnatic 0-1 BDS||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|KOI 0-1 Heretics||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|G2 Esports 0-1 SK Gaming||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|EXCEL 0-1 MAD Lions||1PM||4PM||9PM|
|January 29||Astralis 0-1 BDS||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|SK Gaming 1-0 Vitality||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 Heretics||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|Fnatic 1-0 EXCEL||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|KOI 0-1 MAD Lions||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|January 30||EXCEL 0-1 Astralis||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|BDS 1-0 MAD Lions||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|KOI 0-1 SK Gaming||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|G2 Esports 0-1 Vitality||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Fnatic 0-1 Heretics||12PM||3PM||8PM|
Week 3 (February 4-6)
|February 4||SK Gaming 0-1 Astralis||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Heretics 1-0 EXCEL||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|BDS 0-1 G2 Esports||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Fnatic 0-1 MAD Lions||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|Vitality 0-1 KOI||1PM||4PM||9PM|
|February 5||SK Gaming 1-0 EXCEL||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|BDS 0-1 Team Vitality||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|Heretics 0-1 MAD Lions||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|Astralis 1-0 Fnatic||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 KOI||12PM||3PM||8PM|
|February 6||BDS 1-0 Heretics||8AM||11AM||4PM|
|KOI 1-0 Astralis||9AM||12PM||5PM|
|SK Gaming 1-0 Fnatic||10AM||1PM||6PM|
|MAD Lions 1-0 G2 Esports||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Vitality 1-0 EXCEL||12PM||3PM||8PM|
LEC Winter 2023: Regular season standings
Green = Qualified for group stage. Red = Eliminated.
LEC Winter 2023: Teams & players
The LEC has seen significant changes in the offseason. Along with the format changes, two new teams joined the league for 2023, KOI and Team Heretics.
Many teams turned their rosters inside out for the new competitive calendar in hopes of reaching greater heights in 2023. Fnatic revamped their bot lane, re-signing Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson and promoting academy support Rúben ‘rhuckz’ Barbosa, and so did G2 Esports, who, in addition to picking up Steven ‘Hans sama’ Liv and bringing Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle back, snared rookie jungler Martin ‘Yike’ Sundelin.
Meanwhile, Vitality, after the collapse of their ‘super team’, built almost an entirely new roster, which will revolve around jungler Zhou ‘Bo’ Yangbo. He is one of the imports that LEC fans are excited to see in action, along with Heretics’ Japanese top laner Shunsuke “Evi” Murase, formerly of Detonation FocusMe.
|G2 Esports||Broken Blade||Yike||caPs||Hans sama||Mikyx|